PHOTO CALL: To Be Or Not To Be on Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: To Be Or Not To Be on Broadway Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of Nick Whitby's To Be Or Not To Be on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Steve Kazee, Jan Maxwell and Kristine Nielsen
Steve Kazee, Jan Maxwell and Kristine Nielsen Photo by Joan Marcus

Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone) directs the play based on the 1942 motion picture.

The cast features Peter Benson, Robert Dorfman, Steve Kazee, Jan Maxwell, Peter Maloney, Michael McCarty, Kristine Nielsen, Brandon Perler, David Rasche, Rocco Sisto, Jimmy Smagula and Marina Squerciati.

"At the Polski Theatre in 1939 Warsaw," read show notes, "Josef (Rasche) and Maria Tura (Maxwell) are about to open yet another smash with their theatrical troupe. As the German invasion gets underway, the theatre is closed by the censors, forcing the troupe to face desperate times. But when a handsome young bomber pilot enlists their help to catch a spy, what is a group of actors to do?"

Here is a first look at the production:

 


 
Michael McCarty and Jan Maxwell

 
Kristine Nielsen, Marina Squerciati and Jan Maxwell

 
Robert Dorfman, Peter Benson, Marina Squerciati, Kristine Nielsen and David Rasche

All photos by Joan Marcus.